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Communication

Facilities

  • What is the address of the church?
    401 Yaupon St. Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
  • How do I find the church offices?
    The main entrance to our church offices is on the Yaupon St. Look for the glass, double doors underneath the big blue "First Baptist Church" sign and marquee. Our offices are just inside those doors to the left. Signage will assist you once you enter the building. See picture to the right of our main entrance.
  • What are the office hours of the church office?
    Weekdays 9:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.
  • Can I have my wedding at your church?
    Yes. Please call the church office and speak with the pastor's secretary at 297-2496. They will be able to give you the wedding policies and any info regarding applicable facility fees. Calendaring restrictions may apply.
  • Is your facility handicap accessible?
    Yes. From our ramps and rails around our buildings to our large elevators and wide halls, our facility is easily accessible. Our water faucets, bathrooms and classrooms are outfitted to provide the care you may need.

Finances

Membership

  • Do I have to be a member to attend your church?
    No. Every week we enjoy visitors from all walks of life as well as frequent attenders who have not joined our church. Make no mistake about it, we believe God's plan is for every believer to belong and thrive as a member of a local body of believers. We are ready to assist you whether you are seeking to join our church or just "checking us out."
  • How do I become a member of your church?
    There are four basic ways in which you would join the church:

    1. Commit your life to Christ. (This means you have accepted or want to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.)

    2. Join our church by baptism. (If you are coming as a new Christian who has not been baptized or if you are coming from a church of another denomination)

    3. Join the church from another Baptist Church (If you want to transfer a membership letter from another Baptist church.)

    4. Join our church by statement. (If your church membership record is not available for transfer, or if you were once, though not presently, a Baptist church member.)

    If you are interested in joining our church family, we recommend that you come forward during the response time at the end of the worship service to indicate your desires. This is the best way to get plugged in and establish relationships quickly. You also have the option of communicating your intentions with a minister at your convenience.

  • How can I find out if my membership information is on file at FBCLJ?
    Contact the Pastor’s ministry assistant at 297-2496 ext. 12 and she can provide you with that information.
  • How can I transfer my membership to another church?
    Ask the new church to submit a request for letter of transfer to our church office and they will handle the rest. It is a good idea to follow up with the new church to make sure they have received and recorded what our office has sent them.

Ministries and Services

  • Do you have a church family meal served during the week?
    Yes. We have a Wednesday Night Family Supper 5:00-6:00 p.m. each Wednesday night in the Family Life Center gym. Cost is $6 for adult plate OR $3 for child’s plate. Maximum cost per family is $20. Standing or one-time reservations can be made by calling the church office at 297-2496 or completing the designate form in our Sunday Bulletin. Please make or revise your reservation no later than 4:30 on Tuesday preceding the meal.
    Please plan to eat in. “To go” plates are for those unable to attend.

  • Do you host Upward Basketball at your church?
    Yes! We host Upward Sports year-round with Upward Basketball in the winter months of December-February, Upward Flag Football with Cheerleading in the fall and Upward Soccer beginning in the spring of 2014. Upward is designed for children in grades 1-6. For more information visit our Upward page!
  • Do you help people with rent/utility bills?
    If you are a church member there are funds available for financial needs once you have completed the appropriate paperwork and met with a member of the Benevolence Committee. If you are not a church member, First Baptist Church supports an organization called the River of Hope that is associated with the Dream Center. Their telephone number is (979) 299-9464. They are open on Wednesdays.
  • Do you help people with food items?
    Yes, we have a food pantry which we use to assist people on the short-term. If you are interested, you will need to come by the office and fill out the appropriate paperwork and someone will prepare a food basket for you.

Paperwork and Forms

Personnel

Upward Basketball & Cheer Summer Camp

  • When is Upward Summer Camp?
    Wednesday July 10 through Saturday July 13 5:00-8:00 p.m. each day.
  • How much does it cost?
    Upward Summer Camp is FREE to all participants!
  • Who can participate in Upward Basketball and Cheer Summer Camp?
    Boy and girls entering grades 1-7 for the 2013-14 school year.
  • How do you conduct camp for FREE?
    Through a generous budget supported by the tithes and offering of our church family along with some donations of caring individuals, along with the volunteer man-power of many different people, we are able to offer this to your family. Not only does your child receive great instruction and an excellent activity, your child will also receive snacks each day and a nice gift at the end of each day!
  • Where is camp held?
    Both basketball and cheer will be hosted here at First Baptist Church. We will be utilizing the big parking lot, the gym, the park/field adjacent to our parking lot and rooms in our facility.
  • What is the camp schedule?
    Below is a typical day at camp:
    4:45 p.m. Camper arrival registration (parent required to check child in)
    5:00 p.m. Warm Ups and Team Huddle
    5:15 p.m. Skills/Drills Stations (rotate every 15 minutes)
    6:00 p.m. Water and Restroom Break
    6:05 p.m. Team Huddle and Daily Challenge led by your Coaches
    6:20 p.m. Skills/Drills Stations (rotate every 15 minutes)
    7:05 p.m. Snack Time!
    7:10 p.m. Game Plan (all campers enjoy large group rally!)
    7:30 p.m. Practice Games
    8:00 p.m. 2-Minute Drill – (campers receive daily gift and head home)
  • Can my child participate in BOTH basketball and cheer camp?
    No. Each child must pick a sport when they register. Our schedule and format does not allow for switching or participating in both.
  • May I sign up using a paper form or brochure?
    No. Registration is ONLINE ONLY here.

Upward Basketball League

Upward Flag Football & Cheer League

Worship Services

  • Where is the church located?
    We are in the heart of Lake Jackson at 401 Yaupon St. Please see a map and other key information about our location here.
  • Where do I go if I'm a first time visitor?
    To make it easy, we recommend that all visitors come in the main entrance on Yaupon St. The main entrance is a set of double-glass doors just to the right of the big blue "First Baptist Church" sign (see pic to the right). You will find a nice crosswalk from our parking lot and a wide sidewalk with handrails that ushers you into the building. Once you enter the building, you will be met by a greeter who can assist you to the Welcome Center. From there, helpful folks will direct you (even escort you) to your meeting place.
  • When are your main services and ministries?
    For starters, visitors typically like to know the times of our worship services and Sunday School small group time. Our Sunday School for all ages is each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Our Sunday morning worship service is at 10:30 a.m. and our evening worship service is at 6:00 p.m. Of course, there is so much more going on. For more times, please see our full ministry schedule.
  • What should I wear when I come to church?
    Whatever makes you comfortable. Our congregation is very diverse, as you will see guys wear everything from suits to jeans and casual shirt (and everything in between). We have ladies that wear dress pants and others wear dresses. It's not uncommon to see folks in shorts. Essentially, we want you to be yourself while being a part of a faith family that recognizes the importance of reverence and respect for our Lord.
  • Do you have a nursery for smaller children?
    Yes. Please visit our Preschool Ministry page for more details.
  • What style of worship will I experience in worship services?
    This is a tough one only because people tend to get tripped up by terms and preconceived notions. In our services, you will enjoy a balance of hymns, praise choruses, and the latest songs of adoration. You can expect to be lead by a worship leader assisted by an ensemble and a full choir. Our vocalists are backed by a fantastic five piece band complete with guitars, drums and keyboard and piano. At FBCLJ, there is freedom to worship whether you like to raise your hands, clap, shout or be perfectly still. We'll leave that between you and God!

    You can also expect music specials like vocal solos or instrumentals. You'll see an occasional skit or video that compliments our time together.
  • Can I get a DVD copy of the worship service or sermon?
    Yes. DVDs of services are available through the Music Office (297-2496) at a cost of $5 each. You may also visit our sermon page and view past sermons.
  • Are your worship services on TV?
    Yes. Please see our TV schedule here.

Welcome

Welcome to the online home of First Baptist Church Lake Jackson, a church with a rich history and an exciting future! FBCLJ is a Word centered, mission minded, and family oriented church, located in the heart of historic Lake Jackson. Whether you are new to our community or you have lived in Lake Jackson for many years, we invite you and your family to join us for worship. It is our prayer that you will experience the love of Christ as you worship, serve, and fellowship with our church family at FBCLJ. Please visit our "I'm New" page for an extended welcome from our church family.
Chad Alexander, Senior Pastor

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